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Obama: Fight against Isis is serious, we won’t allow terrorists to win

US president Barack Obama says everything is being done to stop these kind of attacks.

Forty-nine people were killed when 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire at a popular gay nightclub in on Sunday morning. Picture: @OrlandoPolice.

NEW YORK - US president Barack Obama says his government and its allies are taking the fight against Isis seriously and will not allow the terrorists to win.

Obama addressed the US nation on live television this evening in the wake of the Orlando massacre.

Forty-nine people were killed when 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire at a popular gay nightclub in on Sunday morning.

The mass shooting has been labelled the deadliest in US history.

Obama has once again offered his full support to the families of the victims.

"I want to remind them that they are not alone, the American people and our allies and friends all over the world stand with you."

The US president says everything is being done to stop these kind of attacks.

"Our mission is destroy Isis and since I last updated the American people two months ago, we've seen that this continues to be a difficult fight but we are making significant progress."

TREVOR NOAH ADDS HIS VOICE OF CONDEMNATION TO SHOOTING

Meanwhile, Trevor Noah says the mass shooting shouldn't be allowed to become the new normal.

The South African comedian has added his voice to those speaking out in the US about the country's gun laws.

Like others on the late night TV circuit, Noah commented on the mass shooting.

"We know how this always plays out; we are shocked, we mourn then change our profile pics then we move on, and then? It becomes normal but it's not normal. It's not a normal thing."

He agrees that changing gun laws is part of fighting terrorism.

"Everyone knows Isis without guns is just basically a blog."